Gannon University Healthcare Management Student Completes Administrative Internship at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo
Patrick Roberts, a Gannon University Health Care Management student, recently completed an administrative internship at Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Patrick worked over 170 hours in the Sisters of Charity vascular department directly with the director of vascular services. He gained experience in different departments including finance, budgeting/budget predictions, quality controls/reports, marketing, legal contracts, accreditation commissions, supply chain savings, and he helped initiate the groundwork for a new aortic center for the Sisters of Charity hospital.
His internship included learning about services such as Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization, Atherectomy, Angiogram, Angioplasty, Aortogram, more. Patrick said, “this was key to a beneficial experience because, without this knowledge, it would be extremely hard to understand my tasks on a daily basis and follow along with meetings I attended.” During his internship he was able to sit in on meetings with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and meetings that discussed infection control, supply chain savings and various project teams across the health network.
According to Susan Nappo, Director of Catholic Health Vascular Services “Patrick’s internship is important to our organization to promote leaders in healthcare; expose them to current trends, the healthcare environment, and to evaluate their potential for our organization. Patrick will be well prepared for his future!”